Sigma announce 2016 tour dates.
Sigma have announced details of their ‘2016 Life’ UK live tour. The four shows take place in Norwich UEA (30 March), Manchester’s O2 Ritz (31 March), Nottingham’s Rock City (1 April), and London’s O2 Brixton Academy (2 April). The ‘2016 Life’ tour will feature their band, guest vocalists, and Sigma’s biggest live production yet.
The tour announcement follows last week’s release of Cam and Joe’s debut album, ‘Life’, featuring Rita Ora (Sigma & Rita Ora’s ‘Coming Home’ is their current single), Ella Eyre, Ella Henderson, Diztortion, Maverick Sabre, Paloma Faith, Labrinth, Jacob Banks, Jetta, Bartoven, Majestic, Doctor, Nicole Jackson, and Ina Wroldsen.
Forged in the white-heat of drum & bass’s Noughties revival, Sigma have now sold over 2 million singles, with 5 hit records (2x OCC No.1s, 3 iTunes No.1s) and 2 platinum awards to date. They’ve received 2 Brits nominations, sold out their debut live tour, and played festival main stages across the world with performances including Glastonbury, Bestival, Reading & Leeds, V, T In The Park, Creamfields, SW4, EDC, Pukklepop, Sziget and beyond. They’re also the only drum & bass outfit to have performed at the BAFTAs ceremony one night, and a warehouse rave the next.
Sigma met at university while balancing raving and studying; two characters from different backgrounds (but with somewhat equally misspent youths) brought together by a shared love of hip hop and the unifying nature of Nineties post-rave dancefloors. After graduating, the pair committed to music full-time; playing as many gigs they could to hone their craft, and signed a series of singles to the cream of drum & bass’s independent labels. As the band put it, their seemingly overnight success “has taken 10 years of sleepless nights”.
The last 18 months have been full of life changing, pinch-yourself moments for both Cam and Joe, and ‘Life’ captures these ups (and downs). Few debut albums contain so many hits before they’re released, but Sigma’s knack for turning soaring strings and heavy breakbeats into blow-your-speakers chart anthems shows why they’re set to dominate radio playlists and festival arenas for years to come.